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Russian fashion legend Zaitsev to show latest collection

MOSCOW – At 78, fashion designer Slava Zaitsev may look frail and complain that he has left his cane at home but he still makes two new collections every year, one of which premieres Thursday at...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Nearly six months later, Prince superfans still mourning

NEW YORK – Have you ever missed someone so much that even the thought of them made you burst into tears? Now imagine that feeling drenched in purple rain. Nearly six months after the shocking death...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

A founder of the New Orleans girl group The Dixie Cups dies

NEW YORK – Joan Marie Johnson, one of the founding members of the New Orleans girl group The Dixie Cups, who had a No. 1 hit in 1964 with “Chapel of Love,” has died at a hospice in New Orleans. She...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Tonight’s the knight: Rod Stewart becomes Sir Rod at palace

LONDON – Sir Rod, you wear it well. Rocker Rod Stewart wore tartan trousers – a nod to his Scottish heritage – and a scarlet-trimmed military-style tunic to be knighted by Prince William at...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Randy Newman’s first new song in years is about bare-chested Vladimir Putin

A new Randy Newman song doesn’t come around every day. He’s notoriously slow in the studio, a master craftsman who has only released four studio albums in the past 36 years. But when Newman does...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Jay Z, Serena Williams, Kendrick help Beyoncé wrap up tour

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Beyoncé wrapped up her “Formation World Tour” with onstage assists from Kendrick Lamar, Serena Williams and Jay Z, whom she kissed passionately at the end of their...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Forest Whitaker joins ‘Black Panther’ cast

LOS ANGELES – Forest Whitaker is coming to the Marvelverse. Marvel says the Oscar-winning actor is joining the cast of “Black Panther.” Whitaker will portray an elder statesman named Zuri from the...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Singing Cowboy’s museum expands, adds Native American art

LOS ANGELES – The American West, Gene Autry knew, was much more than the ridin’, ropin’ and singin’ he enthralled audiences with in scores of movies and songs, earning the title “The Singing...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

“Pantsuit Power” flashmob video for Hillary Clinton: Two women, 170 dancers and no police

It came together in about a week. First, the idea for a punchy, uplifting dance video that would tell a story about diversity, difference and communal support. Then, 170 dancers, a few hours of...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

A new Superman comic honors an artist who died too young

DC Comics is paying tribute to late artist and writer Darwyn Cooke in the pages of Superman No. 8 in a two-part story titled Escape From Dinosaur Island, which arrived Wednesday on newsstands both...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Quiz Show’ examines reality of television

By Nick Gonzales Herald staff writer In the modern wasteland of reality television, I like to think few people would be surprised to find out that their favorite shows – purporting to present...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘13th’ explores racism and criminal justice

Ava DuVernay’s documentary “13th” lands with unsettling, unstoppable force, delivering a long-buried lesson on race, history, criminal justice and political cynicism with such swift concision that...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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